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Ex gratia for flood victims

 The Assam government has ex-gratia of Rs 3.5 lakh to the next of kin of those who lost their lives in the current floods.

The formal announcement was made on Wednesday after the flood toll went up to 30 from 14. In Goalpara district alone altogether 14 bodies were fished out.

In Kamrup (Rural)ten bodies were found apart from four other remaining traceless. Rescue operations are on and the situation was improving gradually on Wednesday.

Traffic along NH 37 has resumed but they were moving very slowly as several parts of it are still submerged.

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